Saturday, June 26, 2010

a rosen summer evening

This is an uncharacteristically busy Saturday so instead of posting a short theme that I wrote today, I am actually posting a choral piece I wrote inspired by a poem of the same name by Joey Weast. Because Finale Allegro doesn't allow actual vocals and even as tempted as I am to record myself singing all the parts (sarcasm) this mp3 doesn't have any of the actual words. So you can just read the original poem at his blog here:

Friday, June 25, 2010

First Official Post

Ok,here is the first official post. That still doesn't mean I'm not done testing things though. I'm not sure if I still want to actually record my voice giving an intro for each individual post. I might just do all my explanations on here.

Anyways, back to the original topic. Today's post really just started with me messing around with extended chords on my piano. Eventually I did come up with a progression that I thought sounded nice and a melody followed after that actually really easily. But of course the hardest part for me was actually extending it past the first few measures.

BTW: Why did I choose a violin and harpsichord to play it? I have no clue. lol

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Audio Test 2

Alright, in the previous post I originally put the link as the title in order to make the feed more podcast feed friendly. This restricts the original use of the title link to go click and place a comment. However, you can still get to the comments by clicking on the link below the post with the number of comments. You can also do so clicking on the individual bookmarks after subscribing to the rss feed if you wish.

Thanks for letting me know about this, if there is anything else I can do to make things easier let me know.

Audio Testing

Testing the actual podcast part of the blog now using a really short and simple file.
For right now it will be not only available for download but also streamed through the actual blog. Depending on if this affects the speed of the site, I might take this out.

Notice how the slightly deeper voice I accidentally did in the beginning evened out a little. I'm so lame :)

Text Test

Ok everyone, the journey begins! Well, officially not yet because this is just a test for my subscription feeds. However, after testing this and then my actual audio uploading, the music should start on Monday!

In case you don't know this blog(podcast) will be my attempt at composing a short theme or motif daily in order to track my progress as a composer. Hopefully this will become a good source of criticism and inspiration for me.